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Address: 53 Birch St, Asheville, NC 28801
Phone Number: +1 828 350 2066
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Description: This beautiful garden style cemetery encompasses 87 acres near downtown...
This beautiful garden style cemetery encompasses 87 acres near downtown Asheville, NC overlooking the French Broad River. Among the rolling hills and gardens you can find the graves of prominent writers such as Thomas Wolfe and O. Henry, Civil War heroes, and politicians that shaped North Carolina's history. Self-guided walking tours are available at the cemetery office Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
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Lovely Old Cemetery

Located in a Beautiful neighborhood, the cemetery is a nice walk anyway but features the gravesites of Thomas Wolfe and O Henry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW

Located in a Beautiful neighborhood, the cemetery is a nice walk anyway but features the gravesites of Thomas Wolfe and O Henry.

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This cemetery is host to lots of famous people and we had to visit and were glad we did. O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe and Civil War Gen'l Zebulon Vance are just some of the folks buried here. It is quite hilly and graves are on a pretty severe slant because of this but the cemetery is lovely and it is... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Tread softly! There is so much history here and beautiful setting. Say to my husband as you walk around!

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
54 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This quiet cemetery in Montford is a good place for a stroll if you are feeling existential...This is also the place to find the grave of resting places of some of Asheville's most illustrious past citizens...

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Hermitage, Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We visited here on our recent trip to Asheville, to visit the grounds and a few select graves, Overall, the grounds seemed to be very well managed and well kept. The only issue I'd have to speak on, would be the driving map & signage needs to be better laid out in my opinion, with the hills and many windy... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It may seem odd to rave about a cemetery, but the old growth trees and historic tombstones and monuments make this a special place. It's superbly maintained and worth of a meditative stroll or serious photography.

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
58 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love cemeteries. They used to be the parks for the poor people. If you have more than 2 days in Asheville, then this is a good place to walk, read the tombstones, look at the beautiful foliage (especially in Spring and at fall leaf change time). Pack a lunch and contemplate your life as you look at the graves.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Riverside is a splendid place to walk. I always enjoy seeing what folks leave at O.Henrys grave stone-usually pennies, but sometimes other coins. Sometimes, they are all in a mound and other times, arranged in patterns or around the edge of the stone.

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Deltona, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Taking note of the lives of many "Great Americans" that are here, it was a review of history for me. It doesn't take long to find out that you are in the presence of many of the founders of the area and contributors to America as a whole. A worth while side trip.

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Hoschton, Georgia
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

There was a lot of pretty fall color in the cemetery when we drove around. Hilly and curvy but paved and not difficult to maneuver.

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